Sometimes you need to view a site on a development server. It's something that I use regularly to connect to a development server using the regular site domain but mapped to a development server's IP address. This way you can maintain your DNS as it is, a...

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Do you know what your bounce rate is? Or do your eyes glaze over when you start to think about website analytics and numbers? Do you know why it matters, or even if you should be worried about it?  Don't worry you're not alone. It's taken me a ...

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If you've started building your platform on WordPress.com and you're ready to take the next step and move to a self-hosted WordPress.org site, you're doing the right thing. There is so much more flexibility when you control all the various aspects of you...

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How do you build a platform with a local focus? Can you really dial in your platform to serve a local niche? How does that affect your reach - especially if you're not interested building a bigger, more far-reaching platform?  In this edition of Que...

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Market Samurai is the gold standard when it comes to keyword research tools.  I've been a using it for several years now and I can tell you from personal experience, it's among the best keyword research tools available. There are others, but none ma...

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Ever found yourself at a crossroads and not sure which way to turn? It can be overwhelming. Being confronted with a bunch of different choices can be a lot harder to deal with than a decision that consists of just a few options. Launching a web project ...

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One of the great things about hosting your own branded platform is you get to use custom email addresses for your domain name. But, if you're like me, you may not have put a lot of thought in to it, and you just set up your name, or an "[email protected]

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One of my favorite things to do is to get involved in discussions around web design, blogging, WordPress, Drupal, internet marketing, and overall entrepreneurship. I'm fascinated by all these things and I'm always getting in to great conversations - some...

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Jeff Walker, creator of the Product Launch Formula, has written a book called, "Launch: An Internet Millionaire's Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build a Business You Love, And Live the LIfe Of Your Dreams." (affiliate) Not the shortest ti...

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When you're starting a WordPress project it's essential to get started on the right foot. Getting started with WordPress these days is easy, but it's not always so easy to know what to do after you get it installed. There is a lot to take in to con...

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